|Origin:||From an unrecorded Old English snyflan|
sniv‧el past tense and past participle snivelled, present participle snivelling British English, past tense and past participle sniveled, present participle sniveling American English
[intransitive usually progressive]
to behave or speak in a weak complaining way, especially when you are crying:
A small boy was sniveling on a chair.
a snivelling coward